Eastwood Signs GOP's Gay Marriage Brief

'We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't,' he's said in past

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 28, 2013 11:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Add Clint Eastwood to the growing line of Republicans throwing their weight behind an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage, reports Breitbart. The empty-chair whisperer and longtime Libertarian/Republican is perhaps the biggest name yet to sign the brief, and he hasn't exactly been shy in the past about his views: He told GQ in 2011 that he doesn't "give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else" and that instead of "all this bullsh** about 'sanctity,'" we should "just give everybody the chance to have the life they want." CNN notes that last year he told Ellen DeGeneres that his attitude is "part of the Libertarian idea: Leave everybody alone."

Clint Eastwood attends the premiere of Trouble With the Curve at the Westwood Village Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Clint Eastwood attends the premiere of "Trouble With the Curve" at the Westwood Village Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressing delegates during the Republican National Convention.
In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressing delegates during the Republican National Convention.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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